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CBS
Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
national security leadership. he changed the course of iraq and afghanistan becoming cia director 14 months ago. >> i'm taking off the uniform i've worn proudly for 37 years to do this job i think in the right way. >> reporter: the fbi began an investigation of e-mails between petraeus and 39-year- old journalist paula broadwell who had writn a book about his leadership of the afghanistan war but apparently found no intelligence had been compromised. it seemed inevitable the fbi investigation and the affair would become public. petraeus made it public first with a resignation calling his behavior unacceptable saying after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. the president accepted the resignation saying going forward my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time. holly petraeus is the assistant director of the u.s. consumer and financial protection agency where she has concentrated on pr
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
about the former general and now former cia director who had to resign in the wake of that extramarital affair, but delmus from woodbridge says it's not all his fault. general petraeus devoted his entire life to the military, became a four star general, wrote the book on how to fight the war in iraq and afghanistan. along comes a female and destroys his entire life and family for the sake of what? i say she knew what she was doing. let's check her background for being an agent of a foreign government. i guess anything is possible, but the woman in question didn't destroy the general's life and career without a good bit of help from him and what about her family and life? then there was this on last week's election result, harold from germantown saying president obama has no mandate. winning by 2% is hardly a mandate. perhaps mr. obama also has a different begin of compromise in. listening to his speech, he was more -- definition of compromise in. listening to his speech, he was more demanding of the republicans. this will get us nowhere as both sides will dig in and come january, 2013 i
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm EST
former cia director and general petraeus is getting deeper and that much tougher to follow tonight. now they're investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and investigators say allen exchanged thousands of e-mails with july kelley. she is the -- jill kelley. she is the woman who claims the biographer petraeus was having the affair with sent her threatening e-mails. capitol hill hearings on allen's promotion have been delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president put on hold general allen's nomination as supreme allied commander of europe. >> despite his resignation, they still want petraeus to testify about the consulate attack in benghazi. first of all, how bad does it look for general allen? he says he didn't do anything wrong, but there's talk of these e-mails as being flirtatious, whatever that means. >> reporter: exactly. sure, 's been a tough few days for general allen since the fbi probe implicated him. some defensive issues with the pentagon told us that these e- mails were flirtatious and we've been turned over to the inspecto
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
. >> we need to seize the moment. >> president obama will have to replace david patraeus at the cia. and choose a handful of new cabinet members including a new secretary of state. republicans have been critical of one possible choice. un ambassador susan rice because of interviews she gave after the attacks in libya. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> president said if he thinks rice is the best person for the job, he will nominate her. cbs news. >> and congressional leaders from both parties are invited to the white house friday to begin the talks on how to avoid that fiscal cliff. >>> israel launched 20 airstrikes. the leader one of 10 people killed. two young children were also among those casualties. this is the largest attack on the palestinian territory in four years. military officials warn the conflict could escalate into a ground operation. >>> two drivers and a student taken to the hospital after a crash. that pick-up truck you see rammed into that bus you see right there. right at the intersection of route 30
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 7:00pm EST
in chief. >> the former cia director david petraeus will be testifying tomorrow. and when petraeus gets up there to testify, it will be his first public appearance since resigning after his affair with the biographer paw la broadwell. the fbi uncovered that affair while investigating e-mails that broadwell had sent to tampa social lite jill kelley. they said that he just doesn't believe anybody else is involved in this scandal. >> and we want to know what you think. how much do you care about this petraeus scandal? are you completely rivetted, getting slightly bored, or c, wish we would move on already? i am always a, rivetted and never bored with your e-mails. the address here is mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> well president obama and the congressional leaders are slated to sit down together tomorrow, trying to keep the company from, or should i say the country from falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. it is an ugly mix of tax increases and spending cuts that could put the economy back into recession. and those cuts are likely to hit our region disproportionately hard. >> i'm bruce leshan on c
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